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Choosing to return to COTR

Choosing to return to COTR - Jennifer Ternoway took University Studies courses at College of the Rockies from 2008-2010 before transferring to the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

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College of the Rockies  A great start for a Tourism Career

College of the Rockies A great start for a Tourism Career - Having grown up in Cranbrook, College of the Rockies was an easy choice for Heather Stuart.

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Sharing Canada's National (and Natural) Treasures

Sharing Canada's National (and Natural) Treasures - When Kevin Gedling enrolled in University Transfer courses at College of the Rockies in 1997, he had plans to become a Social Worker.

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COTR student heading for Olympics

COTR student heading for Olympics - College of the Rockies student, Jordan Abrey, will be taking part in the 2010 Olympics, but not as an athlete.

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Dating advice from COTR alum at About.com

Dating advice from COTR alum at About.com - A lifelong love of writing combined with an interest in technology led Bonny Albo to College of the Rockies' New Media Communications program in the late 1990's.

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COTR student studies with celebrity stylist

COTR student studies with celebrity stylist - College of the Rockies' Wild About Hair student, Paige Wilkins, recently completed a practicum with NYC stylist, Nick Arrojo of "What Not to Wear" fame.

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COTR Grad's Medical Career Began at Home

COTR Grad's Medical Career Began at Home - An interest in science drew Meghan Jensen into a medical career. The ability to study at home and receive personalized support from instructors led her to College of the Rockies.

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College student heading for 2010 Paralympic Games

College student heading for 2010 Paralympic Games - Luke Donovan, a Marketing student in the Business Administration program and Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team member, has found the right fit with COTRs location, program, and supportive atmosphere.

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Retirement creates opportunity for new learning experiences

Retirement creates opportunity for new learning experiences - Creston resident, Norm Smith, keeps busy exploring new interests through College of the Rockies' Continuing Education programs.

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Turning the Call of the Wild into a Career in the Wild

Turning the Call of the Wild into a Career in the Wild - Brad Ambler had always been interested in the outdoors and adventure sports, so it's no surprise that, when deciding on a career-training path, he went looking for a program that would combine his love of adventure with practical skills.

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Teaching and Learning in BC's Great Outdoors

Teaching and Learning in BC's Great Outdoors - Brian Bell, Program Coordinator for COTR's Mountain Adventure Skills Training program has travelled waterways from Canada to Central America.

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Meet our Instructors -- David Dick

Meet our Instructors -- David Dick - With more than 10 years teaching experience, Dr. David Dick joined the team at College of the Rockies in August, 2007 to teach first and second-year Chemistry courses.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Rutledge values COTR experience

Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Rutledge values COTR experience - In 1998, Ben Rutledge was studying the elements as a science student at College of the Rockies. Ten years later he was focused on another element entirely -- Olympic Gold.

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Refugee Finds Opportunity at COTR

Refugee Finds Opportunity at COTR - Frank Kalous came to Canada as a refugee from Rtyne, Czechoslovakia. He took English as a Second Language at College of the Rockies from 1988-89, and is now owner/president of Telecom West Inc. in Vancouver.

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COTR Connects to University Success

COTR Connects to University Success - College of the Rockies gave Christia Molnar-Martens a leg up towards her career as an Orthopedic Physiotherapist.

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Managing our Forest's Health

Managing our Forest's Health - College of the Rockies graduate, Marnie Duthie-Holt uses her education and training to study and protect the health of our forests.

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From Belfast Shipyards to COTR Classrooms -- a Writer is Born

From Belfast Shipyards to COTR Classrooms -- a Writer is Born - When Will Morrison, a former COTR instructor, retired in 1997, he was looking forward to a quiet life with his wife Margaret, commuting between Cortes Island and Burnaby, reading books, and attending concerts. Instead, a new career ambushed him.

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Into Africa

Into Africa - Elaine Wilson's studies began with first-year University Studies Science courses at College of the Rockies, and led her all the way to Nairobi, Kenya.

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Returning to Her Roots

Returning to Her Roots - Melodie Hull, a nursing instructor of RPNS, RNs, and LPNs for 17 years, published author, contract course writer, entrepreneur and international lecturer, joined COTR as Nursing Faculty in August 2007 -- returning home to Cranbrook after many years.

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Meet Our Instructors -- Spencer Mellor

Meet Our Instructors -- Spencer Mellor - Spencer Mellor has been an Instructor in the Automotive Service Technician program for 16 years and in the Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Mechanics program for the past two.

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